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Rick & Carol



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:28 am    Post subject: Worms, on your marks, set, go  Reply with quote

The past two (dry) weeks I've got myself ready for spring. The veg garden has been rotavated, mucked, re-rotavated and marked out ready for spuds & onions


The fruit garden has had last years compost spread out around the bushes, on the strawberry plants & muck spread on the rhubarb patch





and the asparagus beds & odd herb pots mucked






Just need those worms to get wiggling to mix it up a bit & dare I say a little rain to wash the nutrients down
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horace



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good and i think we have had enough rain thank you
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hurrah!  
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Location: Paddling in the Mersey

PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Impressive!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking very good  
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adirondack-jim



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Location: Finger Lakes of New York & Kaua'i, Hawaii

PostPosted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't get over how early a start you get.  What are the white containers made of?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

adirondack-jim wrote:
Can't get over how early a start you get. What are the white containers made of?


Go to ebay and type in "belfast sink"

Or HIT this http://www.ebay.co.uk/bhp/belfast-sink

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I might be wrong Jim, but I think they are polystyrene boxes, the type used when transporting frozen foods, meat, fisk etc.

I had a mate that worked in a fish factory, so he could get as many as I needed. Great little beds, used with a lid, gave you a little extra growing time, and I could throw them away if not needed next year.
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Rick & Carol



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nope they are Belfast sinks. A bugger to lift but they go really cheap on e bay because of that, when I was working at Reading a couple of years back I bought 7 at 5 a pop. Mind you I had to seriously think about my breaking distances on the way back to Wales.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2016 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely an interesting use for them.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2016 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's an impressive amount of work

You're well ready for Spring there

We're still up to our ankles in mud  

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